Pga Championship, everyone against Scheffler

The PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, promises to be a showcase of skill and excitement

by Andrea Gussoni
Pga Championship, everyone against Scheffler
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The PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, promises to be a showcase of skill and excitement. With 156 players, including the top 93 in the world, competing from tomorrow until Sunday, anticipation is high for a thrilling tournament.

Scottie Scheffler, news

Scottie Scheffler, the current world ranking leader, enters the championship on a big streak, having won four of his last five tournaments, including his second career victory at The Masters just a month ago.

As he prepares for his first competition as a father (his son Bennett was born last week), Scheffler is determined to maintain his momentum and emerge as the one to beat. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy seeks to break a drought dating back to 2014 at the Valhalla Golf Club, where he clinched his last major championship a decade ago.

Despite personal challenges, including his recent separation from wife Erica Stoll, McIlroy is focused on reclaiming his former glory and securing his third PGA Championship title. The presence of 16 stars from the Arab Super League adds intrigue to the event, with Brooks Koepka leading the charge.

Koepka, the defending champion, has previously claimed victory at the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, showcasing his dominance on the course. Among the LIV Golf contingent, Jon Rahm aims to rediscover his winning form after transitioning to the new league.

While Rahm acknowledges his recent struggles, he remains committed to competing at the highest level and expresses support for a global tour that brings together top players. For Tiger Woods, the PGA Championship holds special significance, as it marks the site of some of his most memorable victories.

Despite physical challenges, Woods remains optimistic about his prospects for success and remains open to the possibility of captaining the US team at the 2025 Ryder Cup. Italy's Francesco Molinari also adds an international flavor to the tournament, aiming for a strong performance to secure his spot at the Paris Olympics.

With compelling matchups and stories unfolding on the green, the 106th edition of the PGA Championship promises to deliver an unforgettable spectacle for golf enthusiasts worldwide.